Pickleball Tip of the Month

 

THE THINGS PLAYERS FORGET TO DO BEFORE THEY START PLAYING A GAME OF PICKLEBALL

1.Analyze the wind speed and direction.

      A. Hit 4 or 5 lobs during the warm up, rather than getting the feel of the wind during the game and losing points.

      B. Keep checking the wind throughout the game for changes. Watch the vent flaps on the fence wind screens.

2.Check the opposing team for left hander players, so you don’t keep feeding their forehand by mistake.

      A. If a team has one left hander then watch for the times that both backhands are toward the center of court and put the lion’s share of your shots down the middle.

3.Drink a lot of water before you feel thirsty. It takes too long to get into your system if you wait until you feel thirsty.

4.A team is only as strong as its weakest players weakest shot. Before you start, be aware of who is the weaker player and both of your opponents major weaknesses.

      A. If you have never seen your opponents before, then start making a mental book on them. Chances are very good they are weak on balls low to the backhand.

5.Always warm up from the spots on the court that you should be hitting the most balls from during the game.

      A. Hit mostly from a foot outside the baseline or one inch outside the NVZ line. Practice all your strokes before you start.

A TEAM WHO PREPARES PROPERLY BEFORE A MATCH WILL USUALLY BEAT A TEAM OF EQUAL ABILITY.

- Coach Mo

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